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July 27, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Surrey, BC – Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society is pleased to announce that the annual Mega Job Fair in Vancouver which took place this past Monday was a tremendous success. This event showcased employment opportunities available to job seekers in many diverse industries.  

The PICS Mega Job Fair is a flagship event for our organization. It gives job seekers the opportunity to meet employers on a one-to–one basis and discover what is available in the Labour Market in a proactive way. The job fair allows people to explore many resources available from community service providers and educational institutions.  

This year, the job fair took place at the Italian Cultural Center in Vancouver where more than 5000 plus job seekers were in attendance to learn about the employment and education opportunities available in the job market. This event showcased over 80 plus employers from various industries and sectors. 

Finding employment is a significant and meaningful step for all job seekers who are looking to establish themselves in the Labour Market. By bringing together businesses, chambers of commerce, educational institutions and settlement service agencies, PICS Society aims to make the job-hunting process a bit easier through our Mega Job Fairs. 

Burnaby Board of Trade, President and CEO, Paul Holden applauded PICS for the success of the Job Fair; 

“Addressing workplace shortages is a huge challenge for businesses and an event like this job fair is a great way to introduce job seekers to employers. I applaud the work of PICS and all the exhibitors at the fair.”  

PICS President and CEO, Satbir Singh Cheema also took the opportunity to address the crowd “The Mega Job Fair is PICS Society’s signature event. We have been putting on this event since 2005 and it’s been growing every year. The idea is to get all the job seekers and exhibitors under one roof in one day so that they can exchange information and explore better career opportunities. We will continue to put on such events to help job seekers settle into the labour market.”  

The planning for the next Mega Job Fair which will be held in Surrey on July 27th at the North Surrey Ice Complex is already in the works! We cannot wait to put on another successful event to help job seekers all over the lower mainland. 

For more information, contact Gagandeep Bal, Communications & Fundraising Officer at 604-596-7722, ext 103 

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July 27, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm



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Library Champion Project
NewToBC (Register here)

Pathways for Newcomers

Community Expressive Craft Space
Gordon Neighbourhood House
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Spanish – Community Expressive Craft Space
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Starting May 9th, 2024

Virtual REACH – Virtual Remote Employment and Career Help
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Starting April 21st, 2023

Job and Career Fair
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